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On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Describe major environmental issues and requirements for the development of sustainable agriculture.
- Identify the impacts that modern farming systems can have on the environment.
- Understand the aims and measures of the various policies and schemes to control or limit such impacts.
- Understand the basic principles necessary for the appropriate management and protection of the agri-environment and the quality of its air, soil and water resources, including the basic principles of: good farming practice, nutrient management and planning, habitat management.
The module provides a basic understanding of legislative controls and agri-environmental incentive schemes operated at national (Irish) and EU levels. This includes the operation and implementation of major EU environmental directives, environmental aspects of Cross Compliance (Single Payment Scheme), agri-environmental incentive schemes (GLAS), as well as results-based, locally-led and related high-nature value schemes including the Results-based Environmental Agri-Pilot (REAP) scheme.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: An in-class test in the form of an MCQ testing knowledge, understanding and interpretation of content covered in this module.||Week 10||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: A creative assignment. Each student researches, creates and presents a mini-documentary, animation, slide show, poster, policy brief or similar multi-media piece on a specific topic of their choice.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Group/class feedback on the in-class assessment component will be given in a lecture. Frequent errors/problem questions/unanswered questions will be discussed.
|Assoc Professor Helen Sheridan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Thurs 13:00 - 13:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Tues 11:00 - 11:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Wed 14:00 - 14:50|